Day in history for January 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Chicago guests of the M And M Railroad to Iowa City returned to Rock Island yesterday and stopped at the Island City Hotel. They represented that the celebration was entirely successful.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The firm of Bamberger And Co. was dissolved. R. Kaufman of Chicago succeeds to the business. H.C. Wivill will also remain.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The medical staff of the St. Anthony's Hospital passed a resolution of appreciation of the action of Matthias Schnell, who on the occasion of his last visit delivered up the first mortgage held by him.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The problem of extending the Rock Island waterworks intake or for building an interceptor sewer for carrying sewage downstream past the city will lie with the description of Col. George Spaulding, the divisional army engineer at St. Louis.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Davenport officials today moved to arrange for additional financing to cover the cost of a second municipal swimming pool to be built in Duck Creek Park.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island police have cited at least 83 persons for failing to obtain wheel-tax stickers. Persons with cars registered in Rock Island were required to purchase the stickers by Dec. 1.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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